October 20, 2010

Marble Cake

My mom always used to make marble cakes for the volunteers at figure skating competitions, so I have lots of fond memories of this dessert. 

It's similar to a pound cake in that it doesn't need any icing, but it is moist and very dense. It goes perfectly with a big, tall glass of milk or a piping hot cup of tea as a late afternoon snack or dessert after a lighter meal.  


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2-3 tbsp cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a cake pan
  • In one bole, mix butter and sugar until creamy
  • Add eggs, one at a time
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking powder
  • In a measuring cup, pour the milk and add the vanilla
  • In small increments, add some of the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture, followed by some of the milk mixture, mixing until just combined before adding more. Always start and end with the flour mixture
  • Pour 3/4 of the batter into a cake pan
  • Add the cocoa to the remaining cake batter and mix
  • Drop by spoonfuls over top of white batter. Using a knife, swirl the cocoa batter to incorporate it in a marble effect
  • Bake in oven for 30 -35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean

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